Build Your Own Canoe

Build Your Own Canoe

Interested in Build Your Own Canoe?

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Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.


Tuition Price
Learn + Own Your Boat $425
Learn* $75

*learn hands-on, but you won’t bring home a canoe from this workshop


Josh Finn’s woodworking shop in High Falls, NY

Space is limited to 8-12 partipants

This program is only open to 8-12 participants — in teams of two we will be making a total of 4 canoes.

Minimum age to be a participant is 12 years old.

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
(845) 256-9830

Build Your Own Canoe

Join master-craftsman Josh Finn for a two-day canoe making workshop in High Falls, NY.

Learn hands-on by building a 15 foot “Six-Hour Canoe”.

The emphasis will be on hands-on doing. Participants will learn skills and have hands-on experiences that can be applied to boatbuilding or other building projects. Many skills are transferable to furniture building or home repair.

You will be working in teams of 2-3 to make a total of 4 canoes.

Experience with woodworking and/or tool use is helpful, but not mandatory.

Minimum age to be a participant is 12 years old.